Review: Southern Chance by Natasha Madison (Southern #1)

Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Wildfire Marketing Solutions.

Natasha Madison has a new series titled Southern and it starts off with a second-chance romance. Southern Chance is the story of Kallie Barnes and Jacob McIntyre, childhood best friends who became each other's first love. When they were high school seniors, they had their future together planned out, but all it took was one the revelation of one devastating secret for Kallie to get as far away from the only boy she ever loved, leaving behind her hometown and her friends. It takes eight years for her to return, and only because her best friend is in dire need to escape. Kallie and her best friend leave behind the city and head to her family's farm, but while she knew her best friend would be able to hide there, there was no hiding for Kallie, not when Jacob catches sight of her soon upon her return. Both Jacob and Kallie are filled with eight years worth of hurt and anger, but the love that they once shared remains. She may have refused to give him the opportunity to explain himself years ago, but will Kallie listen to Jacob this time around; in doing so, will it mean Jacob choosing between his true love and his son?

When it comes to life, whether it be in the real world or in the fictional ones we visit for periods of time, communication is a must. In the case of Kallie and Jacob, the lack of communication was one brought on by Kallie's refusal to hear Jacob out when the revelation of the condition of one of his close friends came to light, followed by her decision to run from him and their hometown. I get why she reacted the way she did. She was eighteen and was understandably shocked. Now, with as far as Jacob's choice to keep his friend Savannah's secret is concerned, it was selfless and I admire him for it, but sheesh, I wasn't a fan of that choice because he did choose that over the girl he supposedly loved above all else. As for Savannah? Umm, it's going to take a whole lot of convincing for me to even like her by the time book three comes along. I cheered Kallie on when she finally confronted Savannah. The final chapter is a cliffhanger for one particular story line, but Kallie and Jacob do get their happily-ever-after in the epilogues. Four stars! ❤

Release Date: 17 March 2020

Date Read: 16 March 2020

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